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Sky Media scores FIFA+ ad sales deal

Sky Media, the advertising sales house of Sky, has been appointed as the official and exclusive ad sales representatives for the FIFA+ VoD platforms across Europe, the UK and Ireland. This representation agreement with football’s governing body comes ahead of the forthcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, where FIFA+ will provide a range of content, […]

July 7, 2023By Colin Mann

TF1 targets European free streaming lead

Following the closure of French SVoD service Salto, commercial broadcaster TF1 Group has revealed plans to accelerate into free streaming and become a francophone leader in terms of family events and news, without abandoning the TV screen. CEO Rodolphe Belmer confirmed his ambitions for the MyTF1 platform at a press conference in Paris revealing the […]

June 30, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Survey: Immersive sports drive fan engagement

Findings from consultancy firm Deloitte’s inaugural survey, 2023 Sports fan insights: The beginning of the immersive sports era, indicate there is a strong foundation of dedicated fans willing to invest time and money into their fandom. As the sports industry recognises generational and technological shifts, the survey delves into the changing behaviours and preferences of […]

June 28, 2023

Red Dwarf lands on iPlayer

Lister, Rimmer, Cat and Kryten are coming home, as celebrated sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf returns to the BBC on iPlayer. Every episode of the show’s run on the BBC is now available on iPlayer, as well as the revived series including the recent feature-length special The Promised Land, which originally aired on Dave. Red Dwarf […]

June 20, 2023By Colin Mann

ITVX celebrates first 6 months

Streaming service ITVX is celebrating a successful six months since its launch in December 2022. The full ITVX experience, including all Premium content, is now available on over 22 different platforms across smart TVs, mobile devices, consoles and browsers including (but not limited to) Amazon Fire, Android, Apple, Freesat, Freeview Play, LG and Samsung TVs, […]

June 9, 2023

Samanidis appointed BBC iPlayer GM

The BBC has announced that Kerensa Samanidis will join the BBC as General Manager for BBC iPlayer, effective June 19th. Reporting into Dan McGolpin – Director of BBC iPlayer and Channels – Samanidis will be responsible for the delivery of the BBC iPlayer growth strategy and management of the overall iPlayer operation. McGolpin commented: “I’m […]

June 8, 2023

Channel 4 unveils single brand

UK commercial PSB Channel 4 says it is boldly bringing all its digital, social, and linear channels together under one single brand as All 4 becomes ‘Channel 4’, elevating the broadcaster’s streaming-first commitment for the digital age. It says audiences will enjoy a more seamless and connected viewing experience across all of Channel 4’s services […]

May 24, 2023

ITV: ‘Still learning with ITVX’

Rufus Radcliffe, MD, Streaming, Interactive & Data, ITV, has admitted it is early days for the broadcaster in the positioning of its ITVX streaming service, but that it was already learning from user feedback. Advising delegates at the DTG Summit in London that the platform has only been in existence for 147 days, he admitted […]

May 4, 2023Colin Mann @ DTG Summit

My5 now on Sky Glass, Sky Stream

My5, the broadcast VoD service from Channel 5, is now available on Sky Glass TVs and the Sky Stream service, bringing viewers live and on-demand programming from Channel 5. To launch the app, users can simply say, “Hello Sky, open My 5”, to their Sky Glass or “My 5” into their voice remote, or find […]

April 27, 2023

BBC’s Moore: “We’re punching above our weight”

BBC Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore has declared the Corporation is “punching way above its weight” in terms of its performance compared with major streaming services. Speaking to the UK Broadcasting Press Guild in London, Moore admitted the broadcaster was facing “tough” financial challenges, but confirmed that the content budget was largely protected, with cuts […]

April 21, 2023By Colin Mann